Indian Navy appoints Admiral-rank officer as flag officer without asking Defence Ministry, MoD unhappy

The Indian Navy has been charged with appointing officers in new key posts without asking the Defence Ministry. In the first case, Navy had appointed a rear Admiral-rank officer Delhi area as the FODA, which is an operational appointment but the Navy does not have any assets in and around the national capital. The appointment … Read more

Will Soon Name Next Indian Army, Indian Air Force Chiefs, Says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that he will soon name the next Indian Army and Indian Air Force chiefs. He was speaking after paying tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Vijay Diwas or Victory Day that is observed on 16 December to mark the military triumph over Pakistan in 1971 which … Read more

Who will be the next Army chief?

On December 31, General Dalbir Singh is scheduled to hang his boots as the chief of the Indian Army. Traditionally, the governments of the day would announce the name of the chief-designate two months in advance, but the Narendra Modi government has changed the convention. Appointing its first Army chief, the NDA government has kept … Read more

Manohar Parrikar clears names of new chiefs of Indian Army and Indian Air Force, announcement soon

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Defence Ministry has cleared the names of the new chiefs of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. Parrikar said that the names will be announced soon and added that it has to be approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. “I don’t see any reason why it has to be two … Read more

Indian Army eager to teach a lesson to enemy, waiting for permission: Parrikar

The Army is eager to teach a lesson to enemy of the country and it is just waiting for permission from the government, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Panaji on Sunday. “The morale of the Army has gone up. Army wants to teach lesson to our enemy. They are just waiting for permission from … Read more

No need for 36-month wait? Parrikar says India may get Rafale Jets much Sooner

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that India may get Rafale fighter aircraft from France earlier than the agreed-upon 36 months. “As per terms of the deal it is 36 months (during which the delivery has to start), but it may come slightly earlier. We have requested them to (deliver it) as fast as … Read more

Uri attack: Death toll touches 18, India decides to isolate Pakistan on the global stage

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North Kashmir’s Uri town early on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 18 as another soldier succumbed to his injuries on Monday. Four terrorists … Read more

An American makeover of India’s military choppers

Few purchases are more demonstrative of the changing nature of US-India ties than the deal that will result in the gradual makeover of the Indian military’s helicopter fleet from a largely Russian line-up to a mostly American one. From choppy to chipper could well be the title of this saga, as India’s defense minister Manohar … Read more

India and U.S Finally Sign Logistics Exchange Agreement allowing each other to use their Military Bases

Logistics Exchange Agreement

The United States and India signed an agreement on Monday governing the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defense ties as they seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. The signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), which has been … Read more

Parrikar’s trip to US rescheduled to ink Logistics Exchange Agreement Faster

Mannohar Parrikar to sign logistics agreement in US

Any residual doubts about the intensity of the strategic engagement between India and the United States should dissipate with the meeting next week in Washington DC between the American Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parikkar, their third pow-wow in nine months. The meeting will be book-ended by the US-India Strategic and … Read more

India to share Military Facilities with U.S for Air Force and Navy

Ships and aircraft of the US and India will soon be able to use other bases for refueling, refurbishment and replenishment. A long-pending agreement for this is set to be signed when Defence Ministry Manohar Parrikar visits USA on August 29 “The draft agreement has been accepted by both sides,”  said a senior Defence Ministry … Read more

All Aircrafts of Indian Air Force are “ Completely Airworthy” : Manohar Parrikar

Mannohar Parrikar on planer Crash

Following the recent space of accidents in the Indian Air Force (IAF), defence minister Manohar Parrikar clarified in the Parliament that no aircraft that is in operation in the IAF has completed its prescribed life and all the existing fleets have residual life for operational utilization. Stating that every aircraft which is launched is fully … Read more

Bad coordination delayed Tejas by a decade: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

The production of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was delayed for eight to 10 years because of “shoddy coordination” between the Defence Ministry’s agencies involved and lack of required support, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. “In 2001, when Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, the plane (Tejas) took its maiden flight and … Read more

Things to Know about India and US Logistics Exchange Agreement

India and US agreed “in principal” to a logistics exchange agreement to enable both militaries to use each others assets and bases for repair and repleshment of supplies. Here are 10 things you should know about this agreement. 1. Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)– LEMOA is a tweaked version of Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) … Read more